Journal article

Plant cell wall biosynthesis: genetic, biochemical and functional genomics approaches to the identification of key genes

N Farrokhi, RA Burton, L Brownfield, M Hrmova, SM Wilson, A Bacic, GB Fincher

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

Cell walls are dynamic structures that represent key determinants of overall plant form, plant growth and development, and the responses of plants to environmental and pathogen-induced stresses. Walls play centrally important roles in the quality and processing of plant-based foods for both human and animal consumption, and in the production of fibres during pulp and paper manufacture. In the future, wall material that constitutes the major proportion of cereal straws and other crop residues will find increasing application as a source of renewable fuel and composite manufacture. Although the chemical structures of most wall constituents have been defined in detail, the enzymes involved in t..

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